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dc.contributor.authorChiputwa, Brian
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:02:08Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:02:08Z
dc.date.issued2011-08
dc.identifier.otherchiputwa_brian_201108_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/chiputwa_brian_201108_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27421
dc.description.abstractThis thesis consists of two essays on the factors that affect intra-crop diversity among maize farmers and the effect of intra-crop diversity on production risk. In the first paper we find factors such as age, labor, draft power, and number of plots being instrumental in affecting farm diversity. In the second paper we find that intra-crop diversity affects positively the mean, the variance and skewness functions of yield distribution suggesting that farmers can diversify crops in order to reduce risk of crop failure. INDEX
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectIntra-crop diversity, genetic erosion, adoption, Open Pollinated Varieties, hybrids, landraces
dc.titleTwo essays on maize intra-crop diversity and use of improved varieties
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentAgricultural and Applied Economics
dc.description.majorAgricultural Economics
dc.description.advisorGenti Kostandini
dc.description.committeeGenti Kostandini
dc.description.committeeMichael Wetzstein
dc.description.committeeCesar Escalante


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